A pair of area runners had a strong showing at the Division III Cross Country National Championships in Terre-Haute, Indiana on Saturday.

Troy graduate Lauren Norton, a senior at the University of Rochester, finished 27th in the women's race with a time of 21:50.3.

In the men's race Towanda graduate Joel Christian finished 48th in 25:17.3. Christian was third on his team for Haverford, who finished tied for second overall with a team score of 188. North Central won at 167.

The University of Rochester men were 21st at 517. Wyalusing graduate Stephan Tewksbury runs for U of R, but was not among the top seven runners competing Saturday.